Question of the day-Verbal Ability

2019-06-19 | Team PendulumEdu

Read the following sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. If the sentence is correct as it is, mark 'no error' as the answer (Ignore Error of Punctuation, If any).

Your office is too (a)/ small, there is (b)/ no space for a (c)/ second desk. (d)/ No error. (e)

a.       Your office is too

b.       Small, there is

c.       No space for a

d.       Second desk

e.       No error

Correct Answer: c


The use of the word, ‘space’ in the phrase, “no space for a” is incorrect.

The correct word to be used in place of ‘space’ is ‘room’.

Room is used to refer to space that can be occupied.

Place is referred to a particular position, point, or area/ a location.

Space is used to refer to an unoccupied area, and which could be kept unoccupied.

Since, in the above context, we are referring to space/ area required to be occupied by a second desk, the use of ‘room’ is more appropriate.

Hence, (c) is the correct answer


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